A Lincoln care home has been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection.

Cathedral Nursing Home on Nettleham Road, which is run by Hayworth Care Limited, was given an ‘inadequate’ rating after inspectors found five breaches of regulations.

Inspectors visited the home on February 20 and 21, and February 28, however the report was only published recently.

The CQC rated the care home in five areas, these included:

  • Safe – Inadequate
  • Effective – Requires improvement
  • Caring – Requires improvement
  • Responsive – Inadequate
  • Well-led – Inadequate

In the report, the CQC said: “There was not enough staff on duty with the right knowledge and experience to keep people safe.

“Care staff did not read care plans before they delivered care to people and the delivery of care was not coordinated.

“People and their relatives were not supported to be involved in planning decisions about their care and people were not always treated as an individual, but as a job to be done.

“There was little evidence of visible leadership and good role models to support inexperienced staff.”

Since this inspection, the care home has said it has been reinspected, however, the findings from this have not yet been made available.

A spokesperson for the nursing home said: “Our solicitor is monitoring any reports and shall respond accordingly.

“However, I can confirm we have been reinspected, which was a two-day fully comprehensive inspection and our new rating will be favourable.”

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Work has begun at Lincoln Castle Academy to expand its current teaching facilities to offer its 850+ pupils a new learning environment.

Once complete, the academy on Riseholme Road will boast a new textiles room, food technology room as well as a new library, all of which are expected to be ready for the new school term in September.

The academy’s servery area will also be refurbished to create a more open space to accommodate its growing number of pupils.

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson, which has delivered numerous educational projects with Scape over the last four years, will undertake most of the works during the summer holiday period to minimise disruption to the school.

Craig Stopper, frameworks manager at G F Tomlinson, said: “It’s fantastic to have started work on our first Regional Construction framework project and to have the opportunity to provide upgraded facilities for Lincoln Castle Academy.”

Matthew Stapleton, project manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The team at G F Tomlinson has been excellent at keeping the project moving on a very busy, live site and helping to meet the very tight timescales that we have for delivery.”

Louise Laming, headteacher at Lincoln Castle Academy, said: “The additional food room, improved textiles room and redesigned library and study suite will ensure students benefit from an inspirational environment.

“Students and staff are thrilled to receive this investment in our school.”

Administrators of Poundworld Retail Limited have confirmed the company will close its Lincoln store for good.

The company had previously announced some closures in recent weeks, but it has not revealed all 335 of its stores will be shut.

Lincoln’s Tritton Road shop had previously been earmarked as safe, however the company has been unable to find a buyer for its remaining stores.

Across the country, all of the retailer’s stores will likely close by August 10, affecting around 2,339 staff.

Poundworld also has three stores in Lincolnshire including at Augustin Retail Park in Grantham, Freshney Place in Grimsby and Foundry Shopping Centre in Scunthorpe.

At the time of writing, it is not known when the Lincoln store will close.

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